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Today Fashion for Good selects 13 new start-ups to join their Accelerator Programme’s seventh batch. Due to the current circumstances surrounding Covid-19, Fashion for Good held their very first virtual Selection Day, hosting the international audience of corporate partners and innovators through an online webinar. 21 innovators pitched their ideas to Fashion for Good corporate partners and advisors. 13 innovators were then selected from the group to begin the Accelerator Programme immediately.
Today Fashion for Good’s South Asia Innovation Programme officially starts with the selection of 9 new innovators. With innovations in raw materials, wastewater management, dyeing solutions, textile waste solutions, blockchain, AI and machine learning innovations, the first batch of regional start-ups join a global selection of start-ups at the cutting-edge who are driving the industry’s transformation towards a circular system.
Innovations emerging in the fashion industry in response to sustainability pressures present unprecedented investment opportunities, which Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Fashion for Good estimate at $20 billion to $30 billion annually, according to their new report, Financing the Transformation in the Fashion Industry: Unlocking Investment to Scale Innovation, which is being released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Fashion for Good Experience opens a temporary exhibition with the outfits of the 2019 finalists of the Redress Design Award – the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. The unique pieces of the finalists are made via upcycling, zero waste and/or reconstruction techniques.
Fashion for Good today launches a new pilot project; The Circular Polybag Pilot which will explore a solution that aims to reduce the use and impact of virgin polybags in the fashion industry. Orchestrated by Fashion for Good in partnership with adidas, C&A, Kering, Otto Group and PVH Corp., with Cadel Deinking, an innovator from the Fashion for Good Accelerator Programme, the pilot is a first in the apparel industry to trial a truly circular solution for polybags.
Fashion for Good hosted their first Innovation Day in South Asia, orchestrated in partnership with Colombo Innovation Tower(CIT), an initiative of the Design Corp Group, on November 28th. The event leads up to the launch of Fashion for Good’s dedicated regional innovation programme which officially starts in January 2020.
Fashion for Good is the global initiative bringing together the entire apparel industry to innovate and collaborate for Good Fashion. South Asia is a global leader in manufacturing and one of the largest consumer markets for fashion. Partnerships with local brands and manufacturers, such as the global home textile leaders Welspun allows for swifter scaling of sustainable innovations and implementation of pilot programmes that lead to adoption into the fashion value chain.
There are large differences between making and maintaining clothes from a century ago to now, and somewhere during this development we have lost the connection to our clothing. To highlight these changes, the Zuiderzee Museum and the Fashion for Good Experience have teamed up for a special presentation and dedicated programming focused on sustainability and our personal relationship to clothing.
The pioneering Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot successfully combines on-product markers and blockchain technology to track organic cotton from farm to consumer; a first in the apparel industry. The multi-stakeholder initiative is a collaboration between Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation and the Organic Cotton Accelerator, with support from C&A, Kering, PVH Corp. and Zalando with Bext360 as the leading technical partner.
On the 2nd of November the Fashion for Good Experience joined Museumnacht for the first time. With a special programme built around the question: “What does sustainability mean to you?”, different fashion changemakers unveiled a unique T-shirt design and shared their personal message with the public. The five changemakers all have a personal or professional connection to fashion and contribute to the industry in different ways: Jessica Gyasi, Hanna Verboom, Kim Feenstra, Oliviér Josepha and Chanel Trapman.
Fashion for Good launched its new Good Shop theme REBORN yesterday. REBORN dives into the brands that are trying to close the loop in fashion, creating apparel and footwear that is circular and reduces the need to use new resources. The new theme features brands such as FRANKIE Collective, reworked overstock that is transformed into highly desired sportswear, Silfir, unisex workwear that can be repaired for every season to keep them wearable and fashionable for longer, and a capsule collection of C2C Certified apparel from C&A. Featured alongside the theme is a temporary exhibit of reworked bridal gowns by designer Tess van Zalinge and wedding planner Lotte Grossman under the brand “tesswithlotte”.
Internationally renowned and NY Times bestselling author Dana Thomas hosted the European launch of her latest book “Fashionopolis; The Price of Fast Fashion and The Future of Clothes” in the Fashion for Good Experience on October 8th. Managing Director of Fashion for Good Katrin Ley opened the sold-out event. Sustainable fashion journalist at De Correspondent Emy Demkes then took the stage to moderate an exclusive Q&A between the author and the key selective press, influencers and industry movers and shakers in attendance.
Fashion for Good has selected OFFGRID agency as their local PR and Communications representative in the Netherlands. Starting today, OFFGRID will head PR activities for Fashion for Good, supporting to increase their visibility and local footprint as well as event management for the Fashion for Good Experience.
Innovations in garment fitting, recycling, intelligent machinery and a revolutionary virtual garment marketplace are amongst the solutions from the 12 new innovators joining the latest Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme. Over the next twelve weeks, the selected innovators will participate in a robust curriculum including mentoring and industry expertise from Fashion for Good and its Corporate Partners to catalyse the innovations into the mainstream fashion ecosystem.
We seek a Programme Associate who will be responsible for managing the operations of our newly launched South Asia programme.
With a target size of USD 60m, the Good Fashion Fund is the first investment fund focused solely on driving the implementation of innovative solutions in the fashion industry.
Fashion for Good is expanding to South Asia with the launch of a dedicated regional innovation programme. Leading up to the expansion, scheduled for later this year, we are now calling for innovative start-ups from across South Asia with disruptive sustainability solutions applicable to the fashion supply chain. Selected innovators will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions as part of Fashion for Good’s Innovation Day to be held at the Mercedes Benz Sri Lanka Fashion Week on November 24th.
Fashion for Good celebrates the launch of a new theme: COLOUR, in their Good Shop. COLOUR explores the alternative methods to colouring textiles and footwear showcasing six inventive brands and designers challenging current dyeing and colouring processes in the fashion industry.
Fashion for Good’s Accelerator Programme hosted a special edition of the “Meet the Innovators” event, together with Helsinki Fashion Week. Last night’s edition featured the founder of Helsinki Fashion Week, Evelyn Mora. She was joined by Finnish ambassador to the Netherlands Päivi Kaukoranta and innovators from Fashion for Good-Plug and Play’s Accelerator Programme: Indidye, MonoChain and Pure Waste Textiles.
Fashion for Good, in collaboration with Accenture Strategy, today launch a new report, “The Future of Circular Fashion: Assessing the Viability of Circular Business Models”, that for the first time explores the financial viability of circular business models in the fashion industry. The study looks into three different models – rental, subscription-rental and recommerce, to assess the financial viability of each when adopted in four different market segments – value, mid-market, premium and luxury.
The latest organization joining Fashion for Good is Arvind Limited, the global leader in apparel manufacturing and trailblazer in advanced materials. With Arvind, the Fashion for Good Innovation Platform gains a well-experienced partner that is committed to testing and implementing sustainable innovations.
Today, Circle Economy announces the strategic partnership of Fashion for Good, the global initiative to make all fashion good, with its Switching Gear project. The initiative aims to accelerate re-commerce and rental business models in the apparel industry.
Fashion for Good welcomes four new innovators to their Scaling Programme. All of these innovators were prior participants in the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme, meaning they continue to scale and develop their technologies.
As of today a new wave of innovators is joining the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator. The world’s premier sustainable textile and circular fashion innovation platform welcomes the ten innovators below that aim to reshape the fashion industry for good. The programme involves a twelve-week curriculum, including mentorship and business development opportunities with the corporate partners.
Norrøna is the latest fashion brand to join Fashion for Good, the global initiative to support innovations with the aim to transform the fashion industry towards a circular model.
Today Fashion for Good will celebrate its first theme launch of the year since opening in October 2018. The theme ‘NAKED’ will take museum visitors on a transparent journey through fashion. The Fashion for Good Experience will feature 6 new brands, aligned with the theme, in the Good Shop – some which are making their way to Europe for the first time.
Amsterdam – Today the Fashion for Good Experience opens a temporary exhibit featuring the collections of the Redress Design Award 2018 – the world’s largest sustainable fashion design competition. The unique pieces of the finalists are created with zerowaste,upcycling and reconstruction techniques, and are designed by passionate, talented game-changers with the aim to transform the global fashion industry.
Today Fashion for Good and BESTSELLER, international fashion company with more than 20 brands in its portfolio, announce their partnership. This exemplifies their mutual commitment for industry-wide collaboration, in order to bring game-changing circular innovation to supply chains.
Today Fashion for Good and Otto Group with its companies OTTO and bonprix announce their partnership. Both partners emphasise their commitment to a good fashion industry in their shared agenda, which drive the call for international and collaborative innovation within the circular apparel industry.
On the 28th of November Clare Press, Australian Vogue’s sustainability Editor-At-Large hosted the European launch for her book Rise & Resist, How to Change the World. The launch contained a personal Q&A on stage moderated by international model, co-founder of Model Mafia and activist Nimue Smit. An exclusive selection of press, influencers, movers and shakers of the good fashion industry joined the book launch at Fashion for Good.
AMSTERDAM – Today, Fashion for Good is adding five companies to its Scaling Programme. These companies offer innovative and game changing solutions. From using mycelium material and fiber welding, to rethinking waste water treatment and recommerce, they champion the future of good fashion. Working on concrete implementation projects, they are demonstrating that good fashion is not only possible but within reach
On the 5th of October Fashion for Good opens its brand new Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam. The Experience is an interactive museum outfitted with the latest technology. If you’re interested in fashion, innovation and sustainability this is a fun, immersive must-visit venue in Amsterdam.
Fashion for Good is proud to announce the official partnership with Stella McCartney, one of the leading global luxury lifestyle brands dedicated to sustainability and innovation. The partnership demonstrates both partners’ shared commitment to industry-wide collaboration and to integrating disruptive innovations within the fashion supply chain.
Fashion for Good and ZDHC are looking for innovators at the forefront of safer chemistry. In this joint call for applications, companies run for selection into the 3-month Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator, as well as a chance to participate in the exclusive “Friends of ZDHC” event on 7th of December 2018 in Amsterdam.
From bio based dyes and fibres made from banana to software developed specifically for closet management – these are a few examples of the next generation innovators that will be supported by the Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator. Starting today, twelve selected start-ups will join the Accelerator Programme that aims to help innovative technologies and business models with the greatest potential to reshape the fashion industry for good. This involves a twelve-week curriculum, including mentorship from corporate partners adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, PVH Corp., Target and Zalando.
In the first week of October, Fashion for Good will open its brand new Fashion for Good Experience in Amsterdam. The Experience will be an interactive technology-driven museum focusing on sustainable and circular fashion and innovation. The museum aims to change the hearts and minds of visitors by helping them discover the stories behind their clothes, learn how they can take action and explore how they can have an impact on both an industry and international level.
Fashion for Good is proud to announce the release of the world’s first comprehensive toolkit on the product development of Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM apparel products. It contains two ground-breaking tools for clothing manufacturers and fashion brands: The world’s first guide on Developing Cradle to Cradle Certified denim, as well as the Assessed Materials Almanac which specifies materials and ingredients currently assessed for C2C certification with regards to Material Health available for use in the fashion industry.
Today Spinnova and Fashion for Good join forces through the Scaling Programme. Spinnova is the Finnish developer of a cellulose fibre with a breakthrough production process. This process uses a unique technology that turns wood pulp directly into yarn, without using any harmful chemicals or water- or energy consuming steps in the process. This manufacturing process method uses up to 99% less water compared to cotton.
Fashion for Good and PVH Corp., one of the largest apparel companies in the world that owns brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, today announce their partnership to accelerate the transition towards a good fashion industry. This partnership demonstrates their shared commitment to industry-wide collaboration and to integrating disruptive innovations within in the fashion supply chain.
This week, Fashion for Good celebrates its first year by hosting Innovation Fest, at their hub in Amsterdam. Approximately 180 innovators, brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations and investors convened to discover breakthrough ideas and network with others united, in a shared ambition to make fashion a force for good.
From today Ambercycle, BEXT360 and Tyton Biosciences join forces with Fashion for Good, as the three new participants in the Scaling Programme. These companies focus on chemical recycling and traceability solutions. They will now get the unique opportunity to connect to manufacturers, brands and investors capable of helping them fast-track the implementation and adoption of their daring innovations.
Fashion for Good-Plug and Play accelerator announces third batch of start-ups
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and adidas, a global leader in the sporting goods industry, today announce their partnership to accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the apparel industry.
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, today announced their partnership with Zalando, the leading European online fashion platform, to accelerate and scale sustainable innovation in the fashion industry.
Today, Fashion for Good celebrates its first year of operations by hosting an industry event on “Accelerating and Scaling Daring Innovation” at its hub in central Amsterdam.
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and ColorZen, the New York-based textile dyeing innovator, have announced their partnership to drive sustainable change that is accessible, affordable and attractive.
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and The Infinited Fiber Company, a Finland-based textile chemical recycling company, jointly announce today that they will be collaborating through Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme to facilitate change that is accessible, affordable and attractive for all.
The EcoChic Design Award is the world’s largest sustainable design competition for emerging designers. It is organised by Redress, an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry. On 2 November 2017, Fashion for Good partnered with Redress to launch an exhibition featuring designs from this year’s competition finalists.
Fashion for Good, a global initiative to make all fashion good, and Worn Again, the London-based textile chemical recycling company, jointly announce today that they will be collaborating through Fashion for Good’s Scaling Programme to facilitate change that is accessible, affordable and attractive for all.
This December, visitors are invited to get inspired and feel the spirit of sustainable innovation at Fashion for Good’s Holiday Festivities, hosted at our first hub in the centre of Amsterdam.
This November, Fashion for Good is partnering with Redress, the Hong Kong-based NGO working to cut waste out of fashion, for a special exhibition showcasing select pieces from their EcoChic Design Award 2017 finalists’ collections.
Fashion for Good is pleased to announce a new collaboration with SoftWear Automation Inc., an Atlanta-based robotic sewing company. SoftWear and Fashion for Good will work together to encourage the widespread use of fully automated Sewbot™ worklines for t-shirts and apparel, footwear and home goods.
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Fashion for Good, Plug and Play, C&A, Galeries Lafayette Group and Kering announced the graduation of its inaugural batch of start-ups and unveiled the innovators that will join the programme’s second edition.
Fashion for Good is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Tamicare Ltd, a UK based company specialised in innovative 3D textile printing. Tamicare and Fashion for Good will work together to promote the use of Tamicare’s breakthrough Cosyflex® — the world’s first technology developed to mass produce 3D printed finished textile products — within the apparel and footwear sector.
Katrin Ley, an experienced professional in the fields of apparel and impact investing, joins the global initiative as Managing Director.
After the launch of the Lafayette Plug and Play innovation platform in 2016, the Galeries Lafayette group pursues its innovation strategy and becomes a corporate partner of the Plug and Play – Fashion for Good accelerator, alongside its founding brand partners Kering, the global luxury group, C&A, the global fashion retailer and the C&A Foundation.
Want to find out more about Fashion for Good? Watch this video to see how our focus on innovation, collaboration, and community can reimagine the fashion industry. It gives a snapshot of who we are, what we want to achieve and how we aim to achieve it.
You are invited to meet the innovators, brands and impact investors and discuss how to make fashion a force for good on the 17th of May from 18:00 – 21:00 at Rokin 102, 1012 KZ Amsterdam, Netherlands.
C&A collaborated with Fashion for Good to develop the first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD fashion garment and plans to further intensify the collaboration going forward.
Fashion for Good began its life on March 30th on a sunny afternoon in Amsterdam. Representatives from major brands, key initiatives and dynamic startups across the fashion and sustainability sectors came together at our HQ at 102 Rokin to learn about our philosophy and play their part.
Fashion for Good, Plug and Play and Kering have revealed the sustainable textile start-ups awarded a place in the ‘Plug and Play – Fashion for Good’ accelerator to support the scale-up of their innovations.
Fashion for Good aims to make all fashion good. Innovation is key to achieving that goal.
Fashion for Good is making an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, fashion and sustainability thought leaders today in Amsterdam.
Interview with Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play, describing how startups have the potential to accelerate the transformation of the fashion industry.
Interview with Erik Schilp, managing partner of the consultancy boutique VISSCH+STAM and curator of the launchpad exhibition of the Fashion for Good Experience.
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